Ever had those days where you 'woke up like this'? We mean where you literally looked like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Who knew that messy look would actually be a hair trend we'd want to achieve. While 'bed head' may seem like an unkempt, not-so-put together style, it actually takes a wee bit of effort to make it look stylish. After all, while you do want that messy effect, there's a very fine line between 'cool messy' and a hot mess! So, for all the lazy gals out there, we've curated a few messy hairstyles that give that roll-out-of-bed hair a stylish flare. From red-carpet favourites to hairstyles with a boho touch, from short to long, we've got all your messy hair needs covered!

#1 - The Wet Look

The Wet Look
Image courtesy - @jennifer.x.lawrence on Instagram

One of the coolest and trendiest things to do with your messy hair, is to give it that wet touch. This one's definitely a red-carpet favourite.

  1. Step 1: You can begin creating this look by sectioning your hair and applying Livon Damage Protect Serum. Take a curling tong and start creating messy waves.
  2. Step 2: Once you're done with all sections, simply ruffle your hair, and give it a bit of a shake.
  3. Step 3: Scoop up some wet styling gel and apply it to your hair-from the tip to the crown.
  4. Step 4: Use the gel to push back the front of your hair a little, so that it sits nicely. Use a comb to neaten it out a little and create that push back effect.

#2 - Two Buns In Pod

Two Buns In Pod
Image courtesy - @ginarodriguez on Instagram

Running late? We've got you covered! This messy hairstyle is trendy, edgy, and can be whipped up in a moment.

  1. Step 1: Detangle your hair by combing or brushing it out. Divide it into two sections - top and bottom.
  2. Step 2: Start with the top section by lifting it into a ponytail and securing it with a hair-tie.
  3. Step 3: Twist the ponytail around the hair-tie to create a small space bun, on the crown of your head. Secure it with a hair-tie and bobby pins.
  4. Step 4: Repeat the same for the section below.
  5. Step 5: Pull out a few strands of hair to accentuate the messiness-but remember not to go too overboard or else you'll end up looking a tad shabby.

#3 - The Scarf Bun

The Scarf Bun
Image courtesy - @fabmood on Pinterest

When in doubt, throw in a scarf. This hair accessory is the perfect addition to any hairstyle-especially if you're going for that messy effect.

  1. Step 1: Pull your hair into a half ponytail and secure it with a hair-tie.
  2. Step 2: Create a small gap in your hair, just above the hair-tie. Pull the end of the ponytail through the gap and loop it in to create that bun. Let the ends hang down.
  3. Step 3: Wrap a scarf around the hair-tie, essentially securing the bun too and let it flow into the rest of your hair.
  4. Step 4: Give your look that boho touch by braiding a very small section of your loose hair, at the back of your head. You can do just one, or repeat it on both sides, it's totally up to you.
  5. Step 5: Spritz Livon Shake & Spray Serum at the front and lightly pat it down with a toothbrush. This'll keep the flyaways at bay.

#4 - Braided Half Ponytail

Braided Half Ponytail
Image courtesy - @lovehairstyles on Pinterest

If you've got long, messy wavy hair and are just tired of wearing it down, this hairstyle is meant for you!

  1. Step 1: Feel free to accentuate your waves by tonging them a little for that defined, yet messy effect.
  2. Step 2: Once you're happy with the way your hair looks, take a small section from the right side of your hair and begin braiding it. You can either go for a fishtail or a simple braid. Let it run all the way to the end, and then secure it with a hair-tie.
  3. Step 3: Take a section of hair from both sides and the top and secure your hair into a low half ponytail. When you're doing this, make sure your hair goes over the braid you created in step 2 and not under it.